Person NameRoyal Burgh of Inverurie; 1178-1975
ActivityInverurie is considered to have been created a Royal burgh between 1178 and 1182 by the gift of the burgh to David, Earl of Huntingdon, by his brother, King William the Lion (1165 - 1214). Ownership by the Earldom of Mar was later recorded, but it was re-erected as a Royal Burgh by Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1567), in 1558. By the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1833 (2 & 3 Will. IV, c.65) it and five other burghs were combined within the Elgin District of Burghs to elect an MP. Inverurie adopted the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act 1862 (25 & 26 Vict., c. 101) in 1866. Burgh administration was carried out by police commissioners who were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the burgh. The main industries in the town at different times were weaving, agricultural production, papermaking and locomotive building. Under the Town Councils (Scotland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict., c. 49) the police commissioners were replaced by Inverurie Town Council in January 1901. Inverurie Town Council was abolished in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). Its powers were assumed by Grampian Regional Council and Gordon District Council. These in turn were replaced by Aberdeenshire Council in 1996 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).
Corporate NameRoyal Burgh of Inverurie
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